George Mikan

NBA Center George Mikan Full Name: George Mikan

United States of America

Profession: NBA Center
Why Famous: One of the pioneers of professional basketball, redefining it as a game of so-called big men with his prolific rebounding, shot blocking and his talent to shoot over smaller defenders with his ambidextrous hook shot. He won seven NBL, BAA, and NBA championships, an All-Star MVP trophy, and three scoring titles.

Born: June 18, 1924
Birthplace: Joliet, Illinois, USA

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: June 1, 2005 (aged 80)
Cause of Death: Complications from diabetes

Married Life

  • 1947-05-17 NBA center George Mikan (22) weds college sweetheart Patricia Lu Daveny

Historical Events in the Life of George Mikan

  • 1945-03-26 De Paul wins NIT basketball championship, George Mikan scores 34

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